What you need to know
- Apple's iPhone 13 is likely just weeks away.
- A new report says the company is going to add ProRes video recording to the new model.
- It will also debut a video version of Portrait mode and new filters.
A new report says Apple's iPhone 13 will get a massive camera upgrade in the form of ProRes video recording, as well as a new Portrait video feature and a new filters system.
According to Bloomberg:
Apple's ProRes feature is a high-quality video codec that helps boost editing performance and image quality whilst ensuring video takes up less space, from Apple:
Gurman continues stating Apple is planning "modest upgrades", listing a new A15 chip and smaller notch and a faster refresh rate for its displays. Gurman also noted the next iPhone launch is expected to be virtual. Gurman further explains the new upgrades stating:
With reported boosts to the camera, a new chip, and 120Hz displays with variable refresh rate for the 'Pro' models, the iPhone 13 looks set to surpass the iPhone 12 as Apple's best iPhone with ease. Rumors indicate an iPhone event and release will take place in September, reverting back to the company's usual cycle after the delay of 2020.
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This is just more software trickery. How about an actual camera hardware upgrade? If Apple continues with the same crappy 12 MP cameras, that will make 6 years without a camera upgrade. These 12 MP cameras date back to the iPhone 6s.
What is so "massive" about this rumor? Don't mean to be a jerk, but given they still can't get a real optical zoom lens in the iPhone, what's the point with more computational photography?
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